Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs 2008 BMW 6-Series

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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2-Door Coupe 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.5L 17 25 $43,198 $46,450
2-Door Cabriolet 3.5L 17 25 $50,685 $54,500
2-Door Coupe 5.5L 15 22 $51,290 $55,150
2-Door Cabriolet 5.5L 15 21 $58,776 $63,200
2-Door Cabriolet 6.3L AMG 12 18 $83,235 $89,500
2-Door Coupe 6.3L AMG Black Series 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
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2-Door Coupe 650i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 650i 15 22 $70,470 $76,600
2-Door Convertible 650i 14 21 $77,005 $83,700
2-Door Coupe M6 11 17 $92,275 $100,300
2-Door Convertible M6 11 17 $97,610 $106,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,198
$70,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,450
$76,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$774 / month
$1277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 30.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.0 81.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 35.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 109.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 37.4
Steering Type
Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive Pwr Variable
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 14.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3585 3814
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 360 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 360 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.40
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class BMW 6 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link Double-Pivot
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Sport
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Arm Multi-link 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Sport

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